Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive
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This is one of a series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens compiled by the Friends group. The tree tag number relates to the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Family: Sapindaceae
Aesculus flava
Yellow Buckeye

Tag 462
54deg 34.966N
5deg 55.873W
Although this handsome buckeye is a hardy native of the Appalachian Mountains it is seldom seen in the British Isles. In its native habitat it can achieve 43m tall. The typical 'horse chestnut' leaves are a bright glossy green.The flowers are a creamy yellow. The fine specimen in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is unfortunately hidden among rather dense shrubbery and close to a large weeping ash. As the photographs show the crown of the buckeye stands clear of the other vegetation.

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2009. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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